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Celebrate Mexican culture at the Mariachi & Folklorico Festival 

On Sat. Oct 1st, celebrate at the 17th annual C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona Mariachi & Folklorico Festival at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Tickets range in price from $24-$45 and can be purchased online at For more info:

Yoga at the Farm presented by East Valley Moms Blog

East Valley Moms Blog free community yoga event this weekend benefitting Phoenix Children's Hospital and partnering with Lululemon Chandler Mall & Ivivva Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Event to be held on Saturday, October 1st all levels yoga for women, men and children

East Valley Moms Blog is a collaborative blog written by and for moms who live in the East Valley (Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Maricopa, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek and San Tan Valley). We share things to do, local tips and personal stories. Our community begins online, but doesn't end there! We offer quarterly Mom's Night Out events, play groups and other opportunities to connect offline, with and without kids.

Saturday, October 1st 8am
3000 E Ray Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: 480-620-1616  

Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze

Make it an unforgettable fall season this year at Tolmachoff Farms.  Let the memories began and experience the ultimate holiday outing where there is something for the whole family:  Great big pumpkin patch, 6-acre family corn maze with a new theme every year (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), mini corn maze (perfect for the little ones), haunted corn maze (Do you have the courage to enter?).  Other activities:  petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, corn box, adult/child pedal cart track, jumping pillow and much more.  

Dates and Hours:     Opens October 1 thru November 6, 2016

 October Hours:

  •  Monday - closed
  •  Tuesday- Thursday 12:00 noon- 8:00 pm
  •  Friday 12:00 noon -11:00 pm
  •  Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
  •  Sunday 10:00 am -8:00 pm
  •  November Hours:
  •  Monday Wednesday closed
  •  Thursday, Friday 12:00 noon- 8:00 pm
  •  Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  •  Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  •  (Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing)

Farm Admission:            $10.00 each ages 2 & up
                                    Admission includes:  family & mini maze, petting zoo, play areas, 
                                    Jumping pillow, Bounce house (bounce house weekends only)

Additional cost:     Pumpkins:     Price varies

  • Train ride:     $2.00 (weekends only)
  • Food vendor:     price varies
  • Tomato cannon:     $2.00 (October weekends only)

Haunted Corn Maze:     AZ Field Of Screams (dare to enter)

  •   Dates:     October, Friday Saturday and Halloween night
  •   Times:     7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last ticket sold 10:00 pm)
  •   Admission:     $17.00 any age
  •   Combo tickets:     Haunt and Family maze $22.00
  •   Special price, Haunted Maze only: Only $11.00 each, all ages
  •   Opening Night October 1st & Halloween Night October 31st

For more information, visit:
Tolmachoff Farms
5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85303
Cross Streets: 75th Ave & Bethany Home Rd.

Shoot real zombies as Scarizona opens today

Scarizona Scaregrounds is Arizona's newest place of fear that'll open today. It features two haunted houses, Epic Fear and Slayers Slaughter House and Arizona's first interactive zombie paintball shoot "Operation Zombie Storm." They also boast different nightly entertainment, such as live bands, DJ's and more. For more information:

Scarizona Scaregrounds
1901 N. Alma School Road in Mesa
Alma School & 202-Red Mountain Freeway

Matt Hires Music

Singer-songwriter Matt Hires is releasing his third, full-length album American Wilderness (Rock Ridge Music) on Oct. 14th. He's performing at Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ on Set.30th at 7:30PM.

Matt Hires catapulted onto the alternative singer/songwriter scene with his previous F-Stop/Atlantic releases; This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend, and his debut Take Us To The Start which landed in the Top 10 on iTunes' overall "Top Albums" chart. Hires songs have been heard in TV series; Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Cougar Town and more. For more information, visit

Valley Bar
130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 
(602) 368-3121

NASCAR returns to Phoenix Raceway Nov. 11-13 for the Can-Am 500 weekend. 

Tickets available starting at just $35

Address: 7602 S Avondale Blvd, Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 772-2000

Chile pepper cuisine featured at Annual Chile Pepper Festival  

Chile Pepper Festival is an annual food & fundraising event highlighting the best chili pepper cuisine Phoenix has to offer. There is also music, cooking demo's and fun for the whole family, including kids. The event takes place on Sat. Oct 1st from 5-10pm on Second & Roosevelt streets. For more information:

Chile Pepper Festival
2nd St. & Roosevelt 
Sat., Oct. 1st
5-10 p.m. 
Free Admission 
Tasting tickets: $2 or 12 for $20

Super Farm Super Truck serving beer-based menu at Tour de Fat!

Chef Adam Allison of Super Farm Super Truck feature in VIP tent at Tour De Fat. He will feature beer braised brisket, beer bratwurst macaroni and cheese and roasted brussel sprouts with bacon. Check out for more information.

For more information on Super Farm SuperTrucks visit:

Free San Diego

Hornblower offers two free kids tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket. That is a $30-dollar savings.

For more information, visit:

Surf Diva
Surf Diva is offering a free kid's lesson when one adult pays for a lesson. The offer applies to private or group lessons depending on which package you buy. That is a 70 to 170-dollar savings

For more information, visit:    

Offering Kids Free Specials:
San Diego Speed Boat Adventures

Five Star Tours

Murder in Mayhem

Bike and Kayak tours in La Jolla

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival

The 13th annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival will celebrate Asian culture in Tempe with two days of dragon boat races, vendor and food booths and performances by martial artists, musicians and dancers. The beautifully decorated dragon boats are manned by teams of up to 20 paddlers. One team member pounds a drum to keep the paddlers' oars in sync; the drum represents the heart of the dragon.

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tempe Town Lake Marina, north side, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe.
Free for spectators. 
For more information, visit: